Friday, November 30, 2012

Reflections and Dreams

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." 
- Harvey Fierstein 

Life is beautiful, there is no doubt about it. Sure, we have the bad parts, the anger, the heartbreak, but we can't let ourselves focus on those parts of it. There are so many other things in this life that are worth living for. Sure, maybe you didn't get the job you wanted, or maybe you lost a loved one, but you can't dwell on things like that. Everyone hits a bump in the road every now and then, or makes a mistake, but those things make us stronger people; we can't let them take over how we live our lives. We get too caught up in our daily lives, and sometimes it's easier to focus on what we don't have, rather than the blessings we have already. I feel like people, as a whole, seem to be somewhat negative in their thoughts, because it's EASIER.

Personally though, I would much rather spend my energy thinking positively and being happy. I am a dreamer, always have been, always will be, but for some reason I always tend to be attracted towards people who try and crush that. I have always been told to "get my head out of the clouds", or to "be realistic", or that "life doesn't work that way", and I am tired of it. I'm always getting myself into relationships in which MY dreams are set aside and the focus ends up on the other person, because I am too compassionate and always feel like I need to fix everyone else's problems. I put my goals and dreams on hold, and then they slowly tend to drift away, but no more.

For instance, I've been told that, while having my own farm is a great goal, right now I just need to focus on school and getting a career; a farm is something I can get "later on", after I've established myself in a career and made a living. Well, why can't I do both at the same time? I have no plans of sacrificing my dream for a short term goal. Yes, I still have every intention of going to school and getting a degree, but there isn't any reason why I can't work on getting a farm at the same time. I am going to make my dream a reality, no matter what it takes, because every fiber of my being craves it. I want nothing more than to be able to wake up every morning on my own farm and spend the day with my hands deep in the earth, the sun on my back, knowing that I am doing what I love, that my dream has finally become a reality.

Every dream you have belongs to you, and you alone. No one can take your dreams away from you, and no one can make them happen but you. So make your dream happen. Imagine that it's real, write about it, draw a picture of it, and most importantly, don't let anyone tell you that it's not possible, because anything is possible if you just believe in it.